Bryan Singer has supposedly filed a motion to dismiss a sexual assault case against him.
In April the director of X-Men: Days of Future Past was named in a lawsuit filed by Michael Egan, who claimed the filmmaker molested him as a teenager while he was involved in an illegal sex ring. A month later another similar case was brought against Singer by a British actor, who is referred to as ‘John Doe 117’.
According to Variety, Singer submitted court documents to a Los Angeles federal court Thursday asking a judge to dismiss the Doe lawsuit outright. The Usual Suspects director also asked that Doe be required to reimburse him for at least $300,000 in “exorbitant” attorney fees.
Jeffrey Herman represents both Egan and Doe in the ongoing legal disputes.
Singer previously filed a motion in Hawaiian courts for the dismissal of Egan’s case against him. He has strenuously denied all allegations.
“The allegations against me are outrageous, vicious and completely false,” he told Entertainment Tonight.
“However, I promise when this situation is over, the facts will show this to be the sick twisted shake down it is. I want to thank fans, friends and family for all their amazing and overwhelming support.”
A former aspiring actor and model, Egan claimed Singer was one of several Hollywood heavyweights who abused him as a teen with promises of movie roles.
He named three other executives in his sexual abuse lawsuit, including producer Gary Goddard. The production professional has also denied allegations of molestation.
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